Laurie Skinner, CFO

KBRS is pleased to have assisted JCL in the recruitment of Laurie Skinner as the organization's CFO. 

JCL's official announcement below provides additional detail.

October 14, 2020 (St. John’s, NL) – JCL Investments Inc (formerly Johnson’s Construction Ltd.), a heavy civil construction company with over 40 years of experience in Newfoundland and Labrador, is pleased to welcome Laurie Skinner, FCPA, FCA as the organization’s new VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Laurie will join JCL’s team of professionals operating one of the largest heavy equipment fleets in Atlantic Canada. With locations in Corner Brook and St. John’s, and a large and diverse work force, JCL has been instrumental in building key infrastructure for Newfoundland and Labrador for many years.

“This is an exciting time for JCL. We have shown continual growth over the past 5 years and we are investing further in the local market and in local talent. Our team has developed a vast understanding of the complexities and challenges faced in construction. And we are focused on evolving and developing new strategies to ensure this growth continues while relentlessly building a safe work environment,” said Brandon MacDonald, President and CEO, JCL Investments Inc.

Laurie’s career spans over 25 years in progressively senior leadership roles including experience within the aerospace and telecommunications industries, the government of Newfoundland and Labrador, and public accounting. She has over five years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer supporting a diversified group of 40 companies in a variety of industry sectors across Canada and the United States.

“I am thrilled to join the senior leadership team of JCL at this time in the organization’s evolution. And I am looking forward to collaborating with the team to ensure JCL has the capability, and financial structure, to achieve its strategic plan for growth,” said Laurie Skinner.

Laurie holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She was also named a Fellow of CPA (FCPA) Newfoundland and Labrador in 2017. This prestigious honorary designation is awarded to CPAs who, through their outstanding achievements including community leadership, bring distinction to the accounting profession and serve as a role model to others.